Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K)

NOHRC 2013 has teamed up with the charity Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K).  We are asking attendees to bring in unused socks and underwear items, that are in their original package, to the conference.  If you bring in an item, you can receive 1 ticket towards the Chinese raffle!  The more items you bring in, the more tickets you will receive!

We will also have a 50/50 raffle to help support SC4K. Last year, the 50/50 raffle raised over $500, so you’ll want to be sure to bring cash with you on the day of the conference to participate in a great cause!

Are you planning on bringing socks and underwear for SC4K’s?   Or would you prefer to donate money either directly to SC4K’s or with the 50/50 raffle?

The Network Frenzy

NOHRC 2013 is changing it up again by introducing The Network Frenzy, a fun way to meet, interact and talk with exhibitors and fellow registrants at the conference.  The Network Frenzy allows registrants to collect raffle tickets from each vendor in the exhibit hall.  The more vendors you talk to, the more raffle tickets you will get for the Chinese Raffle.  The Chinese Raffle gives you the opportunity to win one of our many Grand Prizes HERE.


With so many great prizes and a fun new way to network – what games and giveaways are you looking forward to most?

Casual Dress at NOHRC

Ever ask yourself the question – “What do they mean by casual dress?” Well, NOHRC 2013 has the answer – jeans!  New to the conference this year is our casual dress code, which will foster a more comfortable environment to learn, network, and have fun!  Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes as well

With this new change to NOHRC, are you more enticed to attend the conference?  Is this a positive change?

Grand Prizes

What do theater tickets with a hotel and a Hard Rock dinner certificate, a golf outing package, a CSHRM package, Cleveland and Canton area sports tickets, and the Rock and Roll have in common? All are Grand Prize options at NOHRC 2013 provided by our generous exhibitors and sponsors! Our ever expanding grand prize list is just another reason to be excited about the conference. Click on the “Grand Prizes” link on to see the latest list of prizes. Which Grand Prize interests you the most and why?

Elevator Pitch/Networking Advice at NOHRC

Networking is an important aspect of a successful conference!  Ever use the elevator pitch as a networking tool? What a great method to quickly share best practices, information about your company, new product ideas, or to even advance one’s career.  The term, “elevator pitch” was developed from the conversation that could occur during the time when one is riding up a few floors in the elevator.  Being concise is key as the elevator ride could last as little as 30 seconds or as long as a minute or two!  The Northern Ohio HR Conference provides many opportunities to use this networking tool.  If the pitch made in those few seconds is interesting and value adding, the conversation could result in new business or a meeting to talk further.

In addition to a prepared elevator speech – what topics do you bring to a networking session or conference to discuss?

Any great stories to share about a successful elevator pitch?  What came of that successful discussion?

News about Recertification Credits

The 2013 Northern Ohio HR Conference provides many opportunities to learn from a great line-up of speakers, network with over 500 of your peers, experience the latest in products and services in the exhibit hall – AND earn recertification credits too! NOHRC 2013 has been pre-approved for 5.5 General Credits of which 3.25 credits are considered Strategic by The HR Certification Institute.

We know how important it is for HR professionals to earn continuing education programs for a certain number of hours every year in order to keep that certification. That is why we are so pleased to share the news about recertification credits from The HR Certification Institute. Learn more at

HR Networking

Each year the Northern Ohio HR Conference provides an inviting environment for friends and peers to meet and network! Long-time contemporaries rekindle business relationships while all have an opportunity to meet new colleagues. In addition, NOHRC provides an opportunity to learn about new developments in the human resource industry including new tools, processes, products and services. You may even discover solutions to problems that you are facing by talking to and networking with the other HR professionals! Who are you most excited to network with at the upcoming NOHRC conference?

HR Resolutions

Traditionally, the New Year is a time when resolutions are made due to the anticipation of a new beginning.   Attending the premier human resource conference in Northeast Ohio is ideal as there are many opportunities to network, learn and experience the latest trends and information in our industry. Make NOHRC 2013 one of your New Year’s Resolutions.  A gift to yourself and  your career!    Do you have a professional New Year’s Resolution?  If so, what is it and how can NOHRC help you achieve it?